This low carb jalapeno pepper chicken skillet recipe is a great dinner idea for spicy food lovers!
My little guy doesn’t like spicy foods, as most kids don’t. So on the weekends he’s with his father, I get my spice on with dishes like this one.
This dish reminds me of a spicy taco chicken that you would use to stuff tacos with. But I didn’t want to have the carbs of a tortilla or mess with lettuce leaves, so I made a skillet recipe instead. I topped mine with fresh cilantro and some avocado with a little drizzle of olive oil when I served it.
It was filling and satisfied my “Mexican food tooth”, if that’s a thing. (I love dessert, but I much prefer salty/savory foods over sweet foods).
You could absolutely serve this as taco fillings in lettuce leaves or low carb tortillas and it would be delicious. But frankly, I got lazy and didn’t want to mess with all of that. This was great as a skillet meal and I had leftovers for the next day.
The spice level of this Low Carb Jalapeno Pepper Chicken Skillet recipe is totally customizable, so adjust as you like. Also, I used multi-colored peppers (in the photo) only to figure out that it was a little high on the carbs that way, so in the recipe, I list green peppers only. The only difference will be the color and the carb count. I promise it will still taste great. But if you prefer to use the tri-colored peppers, I got mine as a frozen mix from Trader Joe’s. Fresh peppers work just as well though.
So if you like spicy dishes, give this Low Carb Jalapeno Pepper Chicken Skillet recipe a shot for dinner tonight!
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LOW CARB JALAPENO PEPPER CHICKEN SKILLET RECIPE:
A delicious chicken dinner for spicy food lovers!
- 1 lb. chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 cups green bell peppers (chopped)
- 1/4 cup yellow onion (chopped)
- 1/2 medium jalapeno pepper
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. ground coriander
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- cilantro (fresh, chopped - optional)
- avocado (chopped - optional)
There are two options for cooking the chicken. Either cook it ahead of time in and Instant Pot or slow cooker and shred it like I did, or cut it into chunks and cook it in the skillet with the oil almost completely before adding any other ingredients.
Once the cooked chicken is in the skillet, add all other ingredients and cook until the veggies are done.
Garnish with fresh cilantro and even some avocado if you like.